Last year around this time as collaboration between the NBA and FIBA, plans to establish the Basketball Africa League were discussed – fast forward to this past weekend during the NBA AllStar weekend in Chicago, Illinois and the 12 inaugural teams of BAL were officially announced with the season slated to kick off on March 13th in Dakar, Senegal. Michael Mugisha, Analyst of Michael Mugisha Podcast joins CNBC Africa for more.
The NBA is making good on its promise to bring the game to the African continent. The NBA announced in February this year that it will be launching the Basketball Africa League in March 2020. CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi spoke to Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer of the NBA – Mark Tatum, who explained that they were attending the Africa Investment Forum in Sandton to promote interest in basketball on the continent.
African slam dunk ? Maybe in the second half.
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This year, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced the plan to launch the Basketball Africa League. The competition will start next year in January with 12 teams from 12 countries across the continent. On how youth will benefit from this, CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to NBA Vice President and Director Manager for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall.
Gender equality and women empowerment is not just an economic issue but it is about how society evolves, gets more efficient and sustainable. This is according to Victor Etuokwu, Executive Director at Access Bank. To discuss the role of women to the financial services sector, he joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole on the sidelines of the 59th Annual General Conference of the NBA for more.
On the side-lines of the 59th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, to explore ways to empower women and girls in Nigeria, Zouera Youssoufou, Managing Director and CEO of Aliko Dangote Foundation joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.
On the sidelines of the 59th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, to discuss some issues impacting young girls and women in Nigeria, Halima Dangote, Executive Director of Aliko Dangote Foundation joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.